The William & Mary Libraries Student Scholarship 2020

William & Mary Libraries is pleased to offer a scholarship of up to $1,000 to a William & Mary student who is interested in attending an educational library-related program or seeking a library-related unpaid internship.  

Scholarship recipients may only use the funds to pay for items such as fees, housing, travel, etc.

Examples of programs that are eligible for scholarships are:

Requirements for Scholarship Consideration

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at William & Mary
  • Student must be in good standing
  • GPA at least 3.0.
  • 500-800 word essay on the topic: "If you could purchase something to add to the collections or services of W&M Libraries, what would you purchase? Justify its relevance to the William & Mary community.”
  • Proof of application or acceptance into chosen program. Funds will be dispersed before start date.
  • Students applying to use funds as a travel grant to conduct research at another library or archive must submit a research plan. The research plan should include the name of the library or archive to be visited; topic of research; list of archival collections or rare books to be consulted and their importance in the student's research; and a brief budget with anticipated expenses.

  • Presentation to library leadership board or library staff about experience upon completion of program.
  • Recipient must also write a blog post about his/her experience for the libraries’ blog.
  • Program must be completed before graduation.

How to Apply

Please apply online where you can upload PDF files of your essay, transcript and proof of application/acceptance or research plan. Please contact or 757-221-3014 with any questions.

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Important Dates

  • April 1, 2020: Application deadline
  • April 15, 2020: Scholarship winner notified by email